Yorktown Announces the 2018 Employee of the Year, Ms. Jacqueline Thompson

 Yorktown 2018 Employee of the Year, Jackie Thompson

Yorktown 2018 Employee of the Year, Jackie Thompson

PAC Missile Range, HI – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown) announces the selection of Jacqueline (Jackie) Thompson as the Employee of the Year for 2018.

Jackie Thompson serves as the sole support for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii for the Office Administration support program. She supports numerous large-scale missions of 200-400 personnel at any given time. Jackie processes all visit requests, team rosters, desk and phone assignments, badging preparation, Information Technology forms, and logistics preparation. She fills the role of Administrative Assistant, Security Officer, Logistics Liaison, Facilities Manager, and custodian when needed. These functions/ requirements are routine for many of our personnel supporting the MDA support contract, but Jackie executes these functions for the population of 200-400 personnel on her own.

Jackie’s detail-driven approach to task management and completion often exceeds expectations. She has the superb ability to operate independently, engaging with and supporting the senior leadership of the MDA during their most important operations. She always delivers first-class support without fail, and her honesty is beyond compare. It is often reported she brings her famous coffee-cake to the folks working long hours supporting the test missions executed at the site. This a perfect example of the ‘above and beyond’ mentality expected from Yorktown employees. Jackie is constantly recognized by senior leadership for the quality of her performance, products and professionalism. She is often commended for her open communication, teamwork and collaboration with her peers and all MDA personnel with which she works.

Yorktown Vice President for the Business Solutions division, Chris Hardy, states how Jackie embodies the Yorktown Guiding Principle of Reliability, “Jackie is the ultimate professional. Her dedication and outstanding performance in support of the MDA during perhaps their most crucial missions speaks volumes to her level of professionalism and initiative. They are a credit to herself, the MDA, and Yorktown.”

Yorktown is a professional services company providing customized solutions and management capabilities to help Federal and Civil organizations achieve their goals and objectives in the areas of training and education; language and cultural training; operational mission support; modeling and simulation; systems engineering/management analysis; administrative services; integrated logistics; and health and human services. Yorktown’s leadership and staff are innovative, informed, involved, and adaptive, providing the vision and expertise to stay in front of ever-changing client landscapes and challenges.

Yorktown Announces the 2018 Project Manager of the Year, Mr. Scott McDonough

 Yorktown 2018 Project Manager of the Year, Scott McDonough

Yorktown 2018 Project Manager of the Year, Scott McDonough

Fort Bragg, NC – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown) announces the selection of Scott McDonough as the Project Manager of the Year for 2018.

Scott McDonough serves as the LREC Deputy Program Manager – 1st SFC (A) and the 1st SFC (A) Senior Component Level Analyst. From the beginning of the LREC contract in 2017, Scott has shown he is a reliable manager and effectively balances his management responsibilities as well as his analyst duties and responsibilities. He manages a geographically dispersed work force located in 12 different CONUS and OCONUS locations.

Scott consistently holds himself to a high performance and ethical standard in all his assigned duties and daily interaction with LREC personnel: military service members, government civilian, and the contracted workforce. Scott is praised for his honesty, which is intentional and thoughtful. He is authentic and is never questioned by his superiors, peers, and subordinates. Scott embodies the Yorktown Guiding Principle, “Live the Golden Rule,” by treating the government customers and subordinates with courtesy and respect. He maintains effective, open communications with all government personnel and the Yorktown employees involved with LREC. Scott displays ownership of all assigned tasks, and his work ethic is praised and valued by all personnel involved with the LREC program. His knowledge and expertise are sought out and valued within the LREC community.

LREC Program Manager, Patrick Rousey, states how Scott embodies the Yorktown Guiding Principle of Reliability and Pursuing Excellence, “Scott has been instrumental in reducing the amount of operational and administrative issues that impact the 1st SFC (A) LREC program’s day-to-day operations. Scott’s willingness to work with little or no guidance and limited supervision has allowed me to focus on other aspects of the SOCOM LREC program.”

Yorktown is a professional services company providing customized solutions and management capabilities to help Federal and Civil organizations achieve their goals and objectives in the areas of training and education; language and cultural training; operational mission support; modeling and simulation; systems engineering/management analysis; administrative services; integrated logistics; and health and human services. Yorktown’s leadership and staff are innovative, informed, involved, and adaptive, providing the vision and expertise to stay in front of ever-changing client landscapes and challenges.

Yorktown Announces the November 2018 Employee of the Month, Ms. Karla Hawkins

Huntsville, Alabama – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown) announces the selection of Karla Hawkins as the Employee of the Month for November 2018. Karla Hawkins serves as the Human Resources/Facility Coordinator at Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. Corporate Headquarters in Huntsville, AL.

 Yorktown November 2018 Employee of the Month, Karla

Yorktown November 2018 Employee of the Month, Karla

Karla is responsible for facility coordination for all headquarters and corporate events. Along with these tasks, she assumes HR responsibilities in on-boarding and off-boarding. She is responsible for a multitude of versatile duties, and her abilities to work with all levels of the organization have proven to be a great asset to the team. Karla delivers a high quality of customer service to not only employees, but company visitors as well. She epitomizes the Golden Rule in the way she treats others, and she is praised for the respect and gratitude she shows to everyone. She follows through to ensure the job gets done, and she exhibits great flexibility when asked to learn and accomplish new objectives. Karla greets new opportunities with a positive, eager attitude, showing the pursuit of excellence is important to her. She exhibits a strong teamwork mentality when accomplishing tasks, being quick to jump in when anyone needs help, no matter the department.

Director of Human Resources, Amanda Braun, comments how Karla embodies the Yorktown Guiding Principles of Pursuing Excellence and Teamwork, “Karla’s presence and hard work are greatly appreciated amongst the HR staff and the other HQ staff. She is dedicated to quality work, often staying late to get the job done. She facilitates outstanding coordination of work events that contribute greatly to a positive team-building environment and corporate culture.”

Nancy Acquavella, Chief Administrative Officer, stated “Karla is the essence of what we desire in a Yorktown employee; she is driven, dedicated, reliable, accountable and a pleasure to work with. Karla does an excellent job prioritizing her many responsibilities, and ensuring all expectations are met or exceeded within the required timeframe. Karla is an exceptional representative of Yorktown who leaves a wonderful first impression of the company, as she often has first contact with vendors and visitors.”

Yorktown is a professional services company providing customized solutions and management capabilities to help Federal and Civil organizations achieve their goals and objectives in the areas of training and education; language and cultural training; operational mission support; modeling and simulation; systems engineering/ management analysis; administrative services; integrated logistics; and health and human services. Yorktown’s leadership and staff are innovative, informed, involved, and adaptive, providing the vision and expertise to stay in front of ever-changing client landscapes and challenges.

Yorktown Announces the October 2018 Employee of the Month, Mr. Errol Charles

 Yorktown October 2018 Employee of the Month, Errol Charles

Yorktown October 2018 Employee of the Month, Errol Charles

FORT LEE, VA – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown) announces the selection of Errol Charles as the Employee of the Month for October 2018.

Errol Charles serves as an instructor in support of the U.S. Army Logistics University (ALU) Sustainment Automation Support Management Office (SASMO) in Fort Lee, VA. Errol joined the Yorktown team in March 2018, and he quickly mastered the software/hardware configurations and troubleshooting techniques for the seven sustainment automation systems at SASMO. He is a top SASMO instructor supporting the Active Army, National Guard, and Reserve Component, DoD civilians, and government contractors. Outside of his daily duties as an instructor, Errol recently assisted in the development of the Sustainment Information Systems Windows 10 Army Gold Master step-by-step installation instructions for the Standard Army Ammunition System – Modernization and the Transportation Coordinator’s Automated Information for Movements System systems.

Errol acts with honesty and adheres to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct. His dedication, trust, and commitment to his job has improved the overall effectiveness of the SASMO team. Errol is a reliable employee who consistently performs above standards. He provides encouragement to others and moves them to positive action. He is a subject matter expert who ensures students gain the skills and knowledge as SASMO operators. He consistently conducts checks on learning during his class to ensure every student fully understands the course material. His actions continue to foster excellent customer satisfaction throughout the program.

Yorktown Director of Operations, Kent Cook, reflects on Errol’s embodiment of the Yorktown Guiding Principles of Reliability and Integrity, “Mr. Charles contributes full measure to any task. He is a consistent top performer who seeks new and more effective methods to instruct the sustainment automation systems. He is a highly effective team member that quickly gained the trust and respect of our customer.”

Yorktown is a professional services company providing customized solutions and management capabilities to help Federal and Civil organizations achieve their goals and objectives in the areas of training and education; language and cultural training; operational mission support; modeling and simulation; systems engineering/management analysis; administrative services; integrated logistics; and health and human services. Yorktown’s leadership and staff are innovative, informed, involved, and adaptive, providing the vision and expertise to stay in front of ever-changing client landscapes and challenges.